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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458072/influence-of-xenorhabdus-gamma-proteobacteria-enterobacteriaceae-symbionts-on-gonad-postembryonic-development-in-steinernema-nematoda-steinernematidae-nematodes
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Alexandra C Roder, S Patricia Stock
Steinernema nematodes and their Xenorhabdus partners form an obligate mutualistic association. This partnership is insecticidal to a wide range of insects. Steinernema rely on their Xenorhabdus partner to produce toxins inside the insect cadaver to liberate nutrients from the insect, as well as antimicrobials to sterilize the cadaver, thus creating a suitable environment for reproduction. In return, Steinernema vector their Xenorhabdus between insect hosts. Disruption of this partnership may affect the success of both partners...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457686/viable-but-non-culturable-and-persistence-describe-the-same-bacterial-stress-state
#2
Jun-Seob Kim, Nityananda Chowdhury, Ryota Yamasaki, Thomas K Wood
Bacteria are often thought of as having two dormant phenotypes: the viable but non-culturable (VBNC) state and the persister state. Here we investigate the relatedness of the two stress-induced phenotypes at the single-cell level and examine cell morphology and quantify cell resuscitation. Using the classic starvation conditions to create VBNC cells, we found that the majority of the remaining Escherichia coli population are spherical, have empty cytosol, and fail to resuscitate; however, some of the spherical cells resuscitate immediately (most probably those with dense cytosol)...
February 19, 2018: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457402/-clinical-study-on-negative-pressure-closed-drainage-combined-with-vancomycin-loaded-calcium-sulfate-and-autogenous-bone-in-the-treatment-of-chronic-osteomyelitis
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Qiang Li, Shi-Feng Song, Wei Zhang, Guo-Zhi Wu, Li-Zhu Liu
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical effects of negative pressure closed drainage combined with vancomycin loaded calcium sulfate and autogenous bone in the treatment of chronic osteomyelitis. METHODS: From June 2013 to December 2016, there were 35 cases of chronic osteomyelitis patients in our department, including 23 males and 12 females, ranging in age from 11 to 65 years old, with an average of 34 years old. The course of disease ranged from 8 to 46 months, with an average of 26 months...
November 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456969/mutation-of-agr-is-associated-with-the-adaptation-of-staphylococcus-aureus-to-the-host-during-chronic-osteomyelitis
#4
Carlos M Suligoy, Santiago M Lattar, Mariángeles Noto Llana, Cintia D González, Lucía P Alvarez, D Ashley Robinson, Marisa I Gómez, Fernanda R Buzzola, Daniel O Sordelli
Selection pressures exerted on Staphylococcus aureus by host factors may lead to the emergence of mutants better adapted to the evolving conditions at the infection site. This study was aimed at identifying the changes that occur in S. aureus exposed to the host defense mechanisms during chronic osteomyelitis and evaluating whether these changes affect the virulence of the organism. Genome assessment of two S. aureus isolates collected 13 months apart (HU-85a and HU-85c) from a host with chronic osteomyelitis was made by whole genome sequencing...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456740/an-obligatory-anaerobic-salmonella-typhimurium-strain-redirects-m2-macrophages-to-the-m1-phenotype
#5
Mei Yang, Juan Xu, Qi Wang, An-Qin Zhang, Kun Wang
A genetically engineered Salmonella typhimurium strain that may be applied in the medically useful therapeutic strategy of using bacterial agents to target breast cancer in a tumor-bearing nude mouse model has been previously reported. Furthermore, immune cell accumulation in breast tumor types has been observed, particularly distributed in regions surrounding the bacteria. M2 macrophages are associated with breast cancer aggressiveness, whereas M1 macrophages are prone to devouring bacteria and killing cancer cells...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456693/seminal-bacterial-composition-in-patients-with-obstructive-and-non-obstructive-azoospermia
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Houyang Chen, Tao Luo, Tingtao Chen, Gongxian Wang
A number of culture-dependent and -independent studies have reported that the number and significance of bacterial species in semen may have been underestimated. The aim of the present study was to profile the seminal microbiome in patients with obstructive or non-obstructive azoospermia. A high-throughput sequencing method was adopted to sequence genomic DNA extracted from the semen of healthy people (C group), patients with obstructive azoospermia (OA group) and patients with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA group)...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456525/kinetics-and-novel-degradation-pathway-of-permethrin-in-acinetobacter-baumannii-zh-14
#7
Hui Zhan, Huishan Wang, Lisheng Liao, Yanmei Feng, Xinghui Fan, Lianhui Zhang, Shaohua Chen
Persistent use of permethrin has resulted in its ubiquitous presence as a contaminant in surface streams and soils, yet little is known about the kinetics and metabolic behaviors of this pesticide. In this study, a novel bacterial strain Acinetobacter baumannii ZH-14 utilizing permethrin via partial hydrolysis pathways was isolated from sewage sludge. Response surface methodology based on Box-Behnken design of cultural conditions was used for optimization resulting in 100% degradation of permethrin (50 mg·L-1 ) within 72 h...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456243/hopanoid-lipids-from-membranes-to-plant-bacteria-interactions
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Brittany J Belin, Nicolas Busset, Eric Giraud, Antonio Molinaro, Alba Silipo, Dianne K Newman
Lipid research represents a frontier for microbiology, as showcased by hopanoid lipids. Hopanoids, which resemble sterols and are found in the membranes of diverse bacteria, have left an extensive molecular fossil record. They were first discovered by petroleum geologists. Today, hopanoid-producing bacteria remain abundant in various ecosystems, such as the rhizosphere. Recently, great progress has been made in our understanding of hopanoid biosynthesis, facilitated in part by technical advances in lipid identification and quantification...
February 19, 2018: Nature Reviews. Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456197/clinical-usefulness-and-accuracy-of-polymerase-chain-reaction-in-the-detection-of-bacterial-meningitis-agents-in-pediatric-cerebrospinal-fluid
#9
M Nour, A Alaidarous
Bacterial meningitis poses enormous healthcare challenges due to a high mortality, morbidity and sequelae. Neisseria (N.) meningitidis, Haemophilus (H.) influenzae, Streptococcus (S.) pneumoniae and S. agalactiae remain among the most prevalent infectious agents that cause bacterial meningitis in children. The objective of this study was the simultaneous detection of these pathogens in suspected cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by using multiplex polymerase chain reaction (mPCR) and compare PCR results with standard diagnostics currently used in clinical practice...
February 15, 2018: Current Research in Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456120/bladder-debris-on-ultrasound-as-a-predictor-for-positive-urine-culture-in-a-pediatric-population
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Scott M Stevenson, Glen A Lau, William C Andolsek, Angela P Presson, Patrick C Cartwright
INTRODUCTION: Debris within the bladder is commonly seen on ultrasound. The etiology of bladder debris is varied and the likelihood that urinary debris represents positive urine culture is under investigation. We hypothesize that bladder debris will increase the likelihood that a urine culture is positive compared to those without bladder debris. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review on children aged 0-17 years who had a voiding cystourethrogram with a catheterized urinalysis or urine culture, and who also had a renal and bladder ultrasound up to 1 week prior, the day of, or up to 2 days after their urine studies...
February 3, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456081/lysozyme-counteracts-%C3%AE-lactam-antibiotics-by-promoting-the-emergence-of-l-form-bacteria
#11
Yoshikazu Kawai, Katarzyna Mickiewicz, Jeff Errington
β-lactam antibiotics inhibit bacterial cell wall assembly and, under classical microbiological culture conditions that are generally hypotonic, induce explosive cell death. Here, we show that under more physiological, osmoprotective conditions, for various Gram-positive bacteria, lysis is delayed or abolished, apparently because inhibition of class A penicillin-binding protein leads to a block in autolytic activity. Although these cells still then die by other mechanisms, exogenous lytic enzymes, such as lysozyme, can rescue viability by enabling the escape of cell wall-deficient "L-form" bacteria...
January 31, 2018: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455625/diarrhea-caused-by-rotavirus-a-b-and-c-in-suckling-piglets-from-southern-brazil-molecular-detection-and-histologic-and-immunohistochemical-characterization
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Paula R Almeida, Elis Lorenzetti, Raquel S Cruz, Tatiane T Watanabe, Priscila Zlotowski, Amauri A Alfieri, David Driemeier
Rotavirus (RV) is an important viral pathogen causing diarrhea in piglets and other mammals worldwide. We describe 34 cases from 4 diarrheal outbreaks caused by RV in unvaccinated farrowing units in southern Brazil from 2011 to 2013. We performed autopsy, histologic examinations, bacterial culture, RV immunohistochemistry (IHC), and enteric virus detection through molecular assays for rotavirus A, B, and C, transmissible gastroenteritis virus, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, sapovirus, norovirus, and kobuvirus...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455524/multiwall-carbon-nanotubes-induce-more-pronounced-transcriptomic-responses-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pg201-than-graphene-exfoliated-boron-nitride-or-carbon-black
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Monika Mortimer, Naresh Devarajan, Dong Li, Patricia A Holden
Carbonaceous and boron nitride (BN) nanomaterials have similar applications and hydrophobic properties suggesting common release pathways and exposure to bacteria. While high nanomaterial concentrations can be bactericidal or growth-inhibitory, little is known regarding bacterial transcriptional responses to non-growth-inhibitory nanomaterial concentrations. Here, using one strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa-a clinically and environmentally important bacterial taxon-we analyzed the comparative transcriptomic response to carbonaceous or BN nanomaterials...
February 19, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455238/a-blinded-observational-cohort-study-of-the-microbiological-ecology-associated-with-pyuria-and-overactive-bladder-symptoms
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Kiren Gill, Ryoon Kang, Sanchutha Sathiananthamoorthy, Rajvinder Khasriya, James Malone-Lee
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: This study sought to characterise the microbial ecology of the lower urinary tract in patients with symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB) using culture of the urinary urothelial cell sediment. The pathological significance of the microbiome was assessed through its relationship with known urothelial inflammatory markers and patient reported symptoms. METHODS: Adult female patients with OAB symptoms and asymptomatic controls were assessed at 12 study visits scheduled every 4 weeks...
February 17, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454277/nitrogen-removal-enhancement-using-lactic-acid-fermentation-products-from-food-waste-as-external-carbon-sources-performance-and-microbial-communities
#15
Jialing Tang, Xiaochang C Wang, Yisong Hu, Yunhui Pu, Jin Huang, Huu Hao Ngo, Yonggang Zeng, Yuyou Li
In this study, nitrogen removal using the lactic acid fermentation products from food waste and other external chemical carbon sources (sodium acetate, sodium lactate and starch) was investigated. Similar to sodium acetate and lactate, the lactic acid-enriched fermentation liquid from food waste (FLFW) exhibited a high denitrification rate (5.5 mg NO x -N/(g-VSS h)) and potential (0.16 g NO 3 - -N/g COD), and could achieve high NH 4 + -N and total nitrogen (TN) removal efficiencies during long-term operation...
February 8, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454228/obturator-internus-muscle-abscess-caused-by-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-an-adult-a-case-report
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Akinori Maeda, Isaku Saku, Shotaro Kanda, Kazuo Saita, Toru Akiyama
INTRODUCTION: Obturator internus muscle (OIM) abscess is a rare condition, usually affecting children after trauma or muscular effort. Blood cultures always yield positive findings, with Staphylococcus aureus being the most common culprit. There are few reports in adults. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of OIM abscess in an adult. A 24-year-old male was admitted to our hospital because of right hip pain and fever. He was diagnosed with OIM abscess, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was detected on bacterial examination...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453989/management-of-bacterial-postoperative-endophthalmitis-and-the-role-of-vitrectomy
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REVIEW
Ben Clarke, Tom Williamson, Giampaolo Gini, Bhaskar Gupta
Management of postoperative bacterial endophthalmitis was explored in the Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy Study37 (EVS) in 1995, which has underpinned the core protocols in treatment ever since. While surgical techniques have continued to evolve, little has changed in the overall clinical management as no further large randomized controlled trials have taken place. We review the literature addressing the incidence of endophthalmitis, pathogens, antibiotic therapies, and the role of vitrectomy. We suggest an update to management protocols based on available evidence...
February 14, 2018: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453625/effects-of-feedstock-and-co-culture-of-lactobacillus-fermentum-and-wild-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-strain-during-fuel-ethanol-fermentation-by-the-industrial-yeast-strain-pe-2
#18
Vanda R Reis, Ana Paula G Bassi, Bianca C Cerri, Amanda R Almeida, Isis G B Carvalho, Reinaldo G Bastos, Sandra R Ceccato-Antonini
Even though contamination by bacteria and wild yeasts are frequently observed during fuel ethanol fermentation, our knowledge regarding the effects of both contaminants together is very limited, especially considering that the must composition can vary from exclusively sugarcane juice to a mixture of molasses and juice, affecting the microbial development. Here we studied the effects of the feedstock (sugarcane juice and molasses) and the co-culture of Lactobacillus fermentum and a wild Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain (rough colony and pseudohyphae) in single and multiple-batch fermentation trials with an industrial strain of S...
February 16, 2018: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453257/a-facile-arsenazo-iii-based-assay-for-monitoring-rare-earth-element-depletion-from-cultivation-media-of-methanotrophic-and-methylotrophic-bacteria
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Carmen Hogendoorn, Paula Roszczenko-Jasińska, N Cecilia Martinez-Gomez, Johann de Graaff, Patrick Grassl, Arjan Pol, Huub J M Op den Camp, Lena J Daumann
Recently, methanotrophic and methylotrophic bacteria were found to utilize rare earth elements (REE). To monitor the REE-content in culture media of these bacteria we have developed a rapid screening method using the Arsenazo III (AS III) dye for spectrophotometric REE-detection in the low μM (0.1-10 μM) range. We designed this assay to follow La III and Eu III depletion from the culture medium by the acidophilic verrucomicrobial methanotroph Methylacidiphilum fumariolicum SolV. The assay can also be modified to screen the uptake of other REE such as Pr III or to monitor the depletion of La III from growth media in neutrophilic methylotrophs such as Methylobacterium extorquens AM1...
February 16, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452598/7-versus-14-days-of-antibiotic-treatment-for-critically-ill-patients-with-bloodstream-infection-a-pilot-randomized-clinical-trial
#20
Nick Daneman, Asgar H Rishu, Ruxandra Pinto, Pierre Aslanian, Sean M Bagshaw, Alex Carignan, Emmanuel Charbonney, Bryan Coburn, Deborah J Cook, Michael E Detsky, Peter Dodek, Richard Hall, Anand Kumar, Francois Lamontagne, Francois Lauzier, John C Marshall, Claudio M Martin, Lauralyn McIntyre, John Muscedere, Steven Reynolds, Wendy Sligl, Henry T Stelfox, M Elizabeth Wilcox, Robert A Fowler
BACKGROUND: Shorter-duration antibiotic treatment is sufficient for a range of bacterial infections, but has not been adequately studied for bloodstream infections. Our systematic review, survey, and observational study indicated equipoise for a trial of 7 versus 14 days of antibiotic treatment for bloodstream infections; a pilot randomized clinical trial (RCT) was a necessary next step to assess feasibility of a larger trial. METHODS: We conducted an open, pilot RCT of antibiotic treatment duration among critically ill patients with bloodstream infection across 11 intensive care units (ICUs)...
February 17, 2018: Trials
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